In focus – Clubs Industry

In focus - Clubs Industry

Clubs are a connection point for many individuals and communities across Australia. The 2015 National Clubs Census estimated there are over 6,000 clubs in Australia, and more than 13m members, and 300m+ visits annually. 

The clubs industry has a significant role to play in responding to domestic, family and sexualised violence.

What we understand about domestic, family and sexualised violence informs how we respond; it influences how we design products, services and systems. It influences how we communicate about those products, services and systems.

Seeing possibilities: Imagine the difference it would make for victims-survivors if all workplaces, businesses, family, friends and specialist and statutory services were informed and ready to respond? View/share/embed the Insight Exchange animation ‘Seeing Possibilities’ (6mins)

The readiness and quality of Club responses to domestic and family violence matter. Every Club. Any community.

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Making a meaningful difference

Clubs can make a meaningful difference through their workplace responses and customer/client responses supporting thousands of employees and community members who may need access to information and to support. Informed by lived-experience insights, security providers can strategically refine and evolve how they contribute to a more cohesive ecosystem response.

Explore more in our Futures Framework.

A foundational understanding is essential

View the Introductory Module: Clubs Industry (50mins). Complete the short application to embed

Explore six foundational ideas in Foundations (45mins)

Explore the ideas applied into resources in Foundations Applied (40mins)

Nov 2021 – Oct 2022

One of our initiatives has been to make information and reflection resources available to the Clubs industry. We initiated a fixed term full-time Insight Exchange Associates role specifically for this purpose (Nov 2021 – Oct 2022).

In the 12-month role we have met with 48 clubs representing a combined total of 113 venues, 9575 staff, and 1,939,220 members*. (*some members may be members at more than one club).

The Associate work has been led by Arely Carrion.

Arely is known for her authenticity and passion to support employees, members, and community. Arely has extensive business expertise within the Clubs industry and has been engaged with the work of Insight Exchange since 2018.

What next?

Nov 2022 – Jun 2023

From Nov 2022 Arely is returning to employment in the clubs industry and continuing in Insight Exchange Associate work 1 day a week which will involve:

  • supporting clubs industry engagement in awareness about and use of Insight Exchange materials to support employees and guests
  • leading a network from the clubs industry to embed the ideas and resources
  • supporting the broader work of Insight Exchange across the ecosystem.
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Network - New opportunity

Insight Exchange has established a small network of Clubs Industry employees to build on understanding of and responses to domestic, family and sexualised violence.

The network is led by Arely Carrion Insight Exchange Associate. The network will run from Nov 2022 – Jun 2023. Successful applicants completed an EOI (now closed).

The network meets virtually on a monthly basis for 3hrs to work through the Insight Exchange resources. In between sessions, the network members can support their place of work to build on understanding of and responses to domestic, family and sexualised violence. They can also support a supplier and a peer club to pay forward the opportunity to others.

Posters - Make information and reflection resources available to people who may be thinking about their relationships and possibly not be talking to anyone.

Poster: Financial Abuse and My Safety Kit

Poster: My Dignity - My body is mine

Poster: I am I can 

Explore examples of Insight Exchange resources

The Follow My Lead animation (below) asks - "Are you ready to respond if I share with you?"

The I am I can animation (below) invites us to stop making excuses for the use of violence and abuse.

The Quality Response Continuum animation (below) reveals there is 'no fence to sit on'.

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